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Brian J. Higgins


KPMG in the U.S.

Brian is a principal in KPMG’s Advisory Services practice focused on Strategy and Operations management consulting. He has deep experience with competitive strategy and operational design and brings nearly 20 years of industry and consulting experience.

Professional and Industry Experience

Brian is a global supply chain strategist and practitioner delivering performance excellence in organizational, operational and financial metrics. He has worked closely with many of the most renowned academics and supply chain companies across the globe. He leverages his knowledge of multiple industries (discrete manufacturing, diversified industrials, consumer, retail and high tech) to identify and unlock value across complex global supply chain environments.

Experience Highlights

  • Business process reengineering and operations improvement
  • Supply chain redesign and transformation
  • ERP and advanced planning systems design and deployment
  • Supply chain simulation and modelling
  • Supply chain organization design
  • Multi-tier inventory planning and optimization
  • Global supply chain integration and visibility deployments

Technical Skills

Advanced planning and analytics, six sigma, lean manufacturing, trading partner integration, supply chain visibility

Education and qualifications
  • Research Fellow, Stanford University

  • IMBA, University of South Carolina

  • BS, University of Dayton

  • Economics, London School of Economics

  • American Production & Inventory Control Society (APICS)

  • Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals

Publications and Speaking Engagements
  • Published author with articles appearing in: Consumer Goods Technology, Forbes, SupplyChainBrain

  • Guest Speaker for industry events sponsored by: Gartner Research, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and Stanford Global Supply Chain Forum

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